For you, what is the difference between productivity and activity? Staying longer at the desk may appear that you are active, yet are you really productive?
This study just focuses on taking a lunch break however you can be far more strategic with your time, taking appropriate breaks more often, and end up being far more productive. Very few jobs employ you for your activity they employ you for your productivity. You will impress your boss more by producing more not by working longer.
Creativity needs time you need to give your brain space to be productive, lunch breaks quite often can be good times to connect with other people, discuss ideas, and come up with that one idea that is going to impress the boss in the meeting.
If you’d like to know more about how to better use your time to be more productive and live a more rewarding life then the book “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing” could be worth reading.
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The article is written by Alan Kohll. He’s the president and founder of Total Wellness and a Forbes contributor.
Many American employees strive to perform their best in the workplace. They work overtime, agree to take on extra projects and rarely take a step away from their desk. In reality, this “work hard” mentality isn’t effective – and it’s definitely unhealthy.